Floyd E. "Dean" Tharp, 70, of St. Elmo, died at 2:15 p.m. on Sunday, March 10, 2013, at St. John's Hospital in Springfield.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday at Freedom Reigns in Christ Church in St. Elmo. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery in Loudon Township, rural St. Elmo, with military rites accorded by St. Elmo American Legion Post 420. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday at C&A Pagel Funeral Home in St. Elmo and one hour before services on Thursday at the church. Memorials: Donor's choice.
Mr. Tharp was born on Feb. 28, 1943 in Pike County, Indiana, the son of Floyd J. and Laura Price Tharp. He married Judith C. Wolfe on June 27, 1965, at Shiloh Country Club in Hazelton, Ind.
He is survived by his wife; and sons, Kevin Tharp and special friend Lea Reynolds of St. Elmo, Keith Tharp of St. Elmo, and Denny Tharp and special friend Raychael Orr of Brownstown.